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How OCD Affects 2.2 Million Americans

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We are now offering telehealth therapy sessions to existing and new clients who reside in New York State. Due to the recent developments, insurance companies are now covering Teletherapy and video psychotherapy.

If you are experiencing anxiety, depression or stress, please reach out to see how we may be helpful to you.

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If you require immediate help, a free mental health crisis hotline for New Yorkers has been created. This hotline will offer free emotional support on a one time consultation basis. The phone number to call is 844-863-9314.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 1% of the U.S. adult population has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD.) That equals approximately 2.2 million Americans each year.

Those with OCD experience debilitating obsessive thought patterns, combined with behaviors that they feel they cannot control, such as excessive hand washing.

OCD can often effect one’s work, relationships, family, and overall mental health. Often, OCD manifests alongside other symptoms, such as depression or anxiety.

For more information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and how it can affect your quality of life, read a complete article by our director, Kathleen Dwyer-Blair, LCSW, BCD.

If you are one of millions of Americans living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD,) there is hope. A qualified psychologist or therapist can help you curb your compulsions and get to the root of your obsessive thinking. Call us today at (516) 221-9494 for more information.

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